Montreal Chinatown - Looking for best cheat eats
Out of the loop with Montreal's Chinatown food scene and inexpensive, excellent Cantonese and Schezuan spots. Particularly enamoured with hot and sour soup, stir fried vegetables and noodle dishes. Hand-pulled noodles anywhere? Great orange beef is something I could really go for too. Any recommendations?
Is cheat eats a concept when you go out for food withoutyour wife knowing ? Guilty I am.
I don't know if this is cheap but average 10$ a plate is common in most place in Chinatown.
The place I go to these days is Hong Kong
1023 St Laurent Blvd Montreal, QC H2Z 1J4
Chez Maxim Oriental
1059 St-Laurent but apparently Thomas who was at New Dynasty works there or is involved in the partnership. But haven't seen him when I went with my wife.
We had the salt and peper squid and shrimps. Both plates were as good as New Dynasty when it was open. Wonton soup (noodles were good, broth was terrible)
Hand-pulled noodles at Nudo are very good, especially with the pork and pickled vegetable in a spicy broth. Hot and sour soup is a good bet at Beijing, and there is also Chinatown II around Guy-Concordia where you can get very good hot and sour soup at Cuisine Szechuan, excellent dumplings at Qing Hua Dumplings on Lincoln, and hand pulled noodles at Le Roi du Wonton.
Are they doing hand-pulled noodles at Roi du Wonton? Whenever I've gone, their noodles were machine made, but I haven't been in a while.
For hand-pulled noodles in Chinatown2 there's always Maison du Nord. That is if you can get them to make them for you. The crystal noodle dish is one of my top QPR pick's in the city.
For cheap eats in Chinatown2 it's hard to beat Meilleur Choix next door to Roi du Wonton. Their steamed pork buns and braised beef noodles are just about the best deal in town. They also have a few other dishes that look really good. It's take-out only.
Another good and cheap place is Shi Tang above Antep Kebab on Maisonneuve. Although it's not as good as its former incarnation as Tian Tan, it's still a good deal.